Clayton Kershaw (5-1, 1.74 ERA) is on the hill for the Los Angeles Dodgers (20-19) as they square off against Jered Weaver (3-2, 6.10 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (17-21) in the second of a two-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Angels won the last game 7-6, and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 17 and can be seen on SNLA and FSW.
Kershaw pitched 9.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out 13 and walking one in a 5-0 win over the Mets. Corey Seager (.293, 23 Rs, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 5. Weaver went 4.0 innings, surrendering eight runs and striking out five in a 12-10 defeat to the Cardinals in his last outing. Mike Trout (.317, 23 Rs, 8 HRs, 27 RBIs, 3 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Angels, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and two RBIs.
The odds for Los Angeles and Los Angeles are Dodgers -300, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 6.5 as of now.
The Angels have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Angels won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Dodgers are 4-5. The Angels are 5-4 in close games this season.
The Dodgers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Angels who are coming in with an 11-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Angels have a slight leg up on the Dodgers, as the Angels have won their last four games while the Dodgers have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 14-3. The Dodgers have a 16-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd, the Angels are near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 149 this season. The Dodgers rank in the top half at 11th with 167.
Ranking 15th, the Angels are in the top half of the league in walks, notching 117 this season. The Dodgers rank in the top 10 with 127.
The Dodgers are 14-10 when they hit at least one home run. The Angels perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 12-9 record.